Mixed Media For Cardmakers
Welcome everyone!!! Happy Sunday!!
Today I invite you to pull out some of your ephemera, chipboards, mediums, and more to create some CARDS… Mixed media style.
I’ve made 4 cards using a lot of the same supplies. I started out with one sheet of 9×12″ watercolor paper and cut it in quarters. I taped them down to my Travel Glass Media Mat and got to creating!
I’ve colored the background papers with Distress Inks in Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, and Evergreen Bough. Tim Holtz Crackle Paste was used to add texture to the background and frames followed by paint and ink.
Antique Line Distress paint was added to the metal pieces for a Shabby Chic look, I just used my fingers to apply and a paper towel to wipe off the excess. I stained the Bouquet Flowers with Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo Spray Stains.
Book text is always a favorite element of mine, in the card below I create a cone shape with an opening for flowers. I stitched all of my cards with a sewing machine to give them added texture.
The card below shows that you can leave your elements clean by not coloring the Baseboard Doll, Quote Chip, and Flowers. It has a nice bright feel to it.
These cards do have some bulk to them. I’d send them in a bubble pack to keep them safe in the mail. I hope I’ve given you the inspiration to add some Mixed Media to your cardmaking. Enjoy!!
You always inspire me, Shari! Love watching you “do your thing.”
I love these cards – the colors are so perfect. Beautiful!
I love the soft mixed media background. Super pretty!
Love these vintage images.
I love the mixed media cards!
Thank you Shari for sharing a smaller mixed media card. For me it’s less intimidatingto try on my own than some of the larger ones that you create.
Oh, Shari, you are an inspiration! I could watch your creative process forever. These cards are stunning!!
Thanks for sharing your cards and a great video tutorial. I learned so many techniques to add to my card creations. Stay well.
super cards Shari!! You always inspire me!
These are Fabulous!!! I never think to make mixed media for cards. Thanks
These are amazing!
Awesome cards Shari, I love how you made the background. Great idea to use the acetate, I wil try this so that I have much more control where I needed more paint/ink.
Thank you so much for your inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful week.
I do enjoy your mixed media projects. These look great. Thanks for the video. I loved watching you make your backgrounds.
I am just learning mixed media and have purchased my first paper dolls. I love these do much, loved the video and would really love to see these in person thanks and please stay safe!
Awesome mixed media cards, I love how your assembly lined them!
Keep coming back to look at these! Just love them! Is the crackle part and texture paste the same?